From his roots in his home country of Cameroon to NBA stardom, the road was far more arduous for Pascal Siakam than most in the NBA. Tonight he will play on the grandest stage in basketball and it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on how he got here.
Admit it. You wondered. You had to.
Aaron Jones probably saw the shadows, too, in every stretched welcome back smile and too-hard handshake.
After tearing the ligaments in his left ankle at Texas Tech almost a calendar year ago, who could blame you -- and me -- for wondering if he would be the same player...